Downtime tonight

And we’re back up and running!

UPDATE@12:45pm: In a stunning reversal, it now appears that we’ll be returning slightly late, rather than somewhat early. Our apologies! Current estimate is 1:40am (San Francisco time).   

UPDATE@11:50pm: Still going smoothly. Looks like we might finish up  a few minutes early.

UPDATE@ 9:40pm: Flickr’s now down and busy bees are switching and racking and installing and setting up. All proceeding wel!

Tonight at 9pm (San Francisco time – view in your local time) Flickr will be down for maintenance for up to four hours. We apologize for the length of this downtime, but we’re making some big changes which will enable us to roll out new features faster. So … it’ll be worth it!

As usual, photos will still be served, but you won’t be able to access Flickr site or API. We’ll post here once we start and when we’re ready to come back up. Thank your for your patience!